M. P. Sivagnanam
, popularly known as “Ma.Po.Si.” was born on 26 June 1906
. Ma.Po.Si is a well known politician, founder of the political party Tamil Arasu Kashagam
, and author of over 100 books. His participation in the demarcation of TamilNadu
has made him an important figure in the state’s history. It was through his efforts the state could retain Chennai
and got Tiruttani
from Andhra Pradesh
His love for and involvement with Tamil Literature has brought him much praise. Ma.Po.Si’s extensive research on “Silapathigaram” earned him the special title “Silambu Selvar”. His attraction towards this epic even made him name his daughters “Kanagi” and “Madhavi”. A commemorative stamp in his honor was released in 2006.